ATSDR's information databases to support human health risk assessment of hazardous substances.
1993 Decision support methodologies international workshop. Atlanta GA USA, 1993/10/18.
The American public, like persons in many other nations, is concerned about the potential adverse impacts of uncontrolled hazardous wastes.
The concerns are often predicated on the fear that adverse health effects will occur because of releases of hazardous substances into community environments.
To respond to these concerns, government agencies and private sector organizations must rely on credible, accessible, up-to-date information databases.
These databases should be relevant to the needs of the people who respond to uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances.
Of particular importance are databases that profile the toxicity of hazardous substances and other information useful to physicians and other health care providers.
This paper describes how the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has developed several toxicologic and human health information databases under mandates in the Superfund statute for responding to the public's concerns about hazardous substances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Déchet, Produit dangereux, Décharge, Base donnée, Information biomédicale, Médecin, Education sanitaire, Documentation médicale, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Wastes, Dangerous product, Discharge, Database, Biomedical information, Physician, Health education, Medical documentation, United States, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0526153
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 01/03/1996.